SavvyAuntie.com Nominated for “Best Family/Parenting Site” in The 13th Annual Webby Awards
Fans Can Vote Online to Help SavvyAuntie.com Win Internet's Top Honor
NEW YORK, NY – April 15, 2009 – SavvyAuntie.com
announced today that it has been nominated for Best Family/Parenting Site in the 13th Annual Webby Awards.
The leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, The Webby Awards have been hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times.
Dubbed “the first parenting site for non-parents,” SavvyAuntie.com provides resources, activities, gift ideas and community for all women who love kids, including tens of millions of PANKs - Professional Aunts No Kids. Empowering and engaging the women who indulge the children in their lives, as well as themselves, SavvyAuntie.com supplies a valuable online touchstone for women to celebrate Aunt-hood.
"Nominees like SavvyAuntie.com are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 10,000 entries we received this year."
“With or without kids of their own, many women love children, and love indulging them,” said Melanie Notkin, founder and CEO of SavvyAuntie.com. “Being nominated for The Webby Awards is a rare honor that recognizes SavvyAuntie.com as a unique site for aunts, while highlighting the strength and support these incredible women bring to their families and to each other.”
As a nominee, SavvyAuntie.com is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted online by the global Web community. From now until April 30th, SavvyAuntie.com fans can cast their votes in The Webby People's Voice Awards at http://pv.webbyawards.com.
Winners will be announced on May 5th, 2009 and honored at a star-studded ceremony in New York City on June 8th hosted by Seth Meyers. Winners will be able to share one of the Webby's famous five-word speeches with the world. Past Webby Award winners - and their speeches - include Al Gore ("Please don't recount this vote."), Beastie Boys ("Can anyone fix my computer?"), and Stephen Colbert ("Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.").
The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Internet co-inventor Vinton Cerf, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg, "Simpson's" creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington, and Harvey Weinstein. About SavvyAuntie.com
SavvyAuntie.com is the first resource and online community for Aunts - the approximately 50% of American woman who are not moms but love and adore children. With advice and expertise developed just for Aunts, along with activities and gift ideas for their nieces and nephews, Aunts can get what they need to live the Savvy Auntie lifestyle. Moreover, the Savvy Auntie Community enables Aunts to connect and share the best and most challenging parts of Aunt-hood with their Savvy Auntie friends. Dubbed “the first parenting site for non-parents,” SavvyAuntie.com empowers and engages aunts with whatever they need celebrate Aunt-hood. The site can be found at http://beta.savvyauntie.com
. About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received over 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft Silverlight; The Creative Group; .ORG; Getty Images; The Barbarian Group; Digital Kitchen; Wired; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.